DNA coaxed from 120,000-year-old Neanderthal fossils suggests that early Neanderthals from Western Europe and later Neanderthals from Siberia were closely related.
Neanderthals were widespread across Western Eurasia prior to their demise around 40,000 years ago. Artefacts and fossils – including several near-complete skeletons – have been found scattered from Spain to the present-day middle east and southern Siberia.
Ancient DNA analysis has become an indispensable tool in understanding ancient human histories. Genetic information from several Neanderthal individuals – including entire genomes from fossils in Siberia and Croatia – has fleshed out what we know about our closest ancient relatives.
We know, for example, that Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of modern humans some 50-60,000 years ago, as well as with the archaic humans known as the Denisovans.
But our knowledge of how different Neanderthal populations were related early on is limited, because ancient DNA older than about 100,000 years old is hard to come by.
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